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The Medusa and the Snail

Lewis Thomas

The Medusa and the Snail

Library Edition

by Lewis Thomas

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Published by Blackstone Audiobooks .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape,
  • Fiction,
  • Literary

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsStuart Langston (Narrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMP3 CD
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9487525M
    ISBN 100786192747
    ISBN 109780786192748
    OCLC/WorldCa51499227

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The medusa is a tiny jellfish that lives on the ventral surface of a sea slug found in the Bay of Naples. Readers will find themselves caught up in the fate of the medusa and the snail as a metaphor for eternal issues of life and death as Lewis Thomas further extends the exploration of a man and his world begun in "The Lives of a Cell."/5.

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He also won a Christopher Award for that book.) Two other collections of essays (originally published in NEJM and elsewhere) were The Medusa and the Snail and Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony.

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He uses the medusa and the snail as an example of the uniqueness of nature’s creations, a uniqueness shared by even the most tiny of microorganisms, asserting their distinctiveness by the way in. The medusa is a tiny jellyfish that lives on the ventral surface of a sea slug found in the Bay of Naples.

Readers will find themselves caught up in the fate of the medusa and the snail as a metaphor for eternal issues of life and death as Lewis Thomas further extends the exploration of man /5(2). Jan 13,  · For one reason or another, in the late s, The Medusa and the Snail came to be a book that the ‘intelligentsia’ simply had to read.

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We’re considering expanding this synopsis into a full-length study guide to deepen your comprehension of the book and why it's important. Dec 03,  · In his book, The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher, Thomas, the great physician and etymologist, gives an array of notes on the natural world that makes us fall into deep reflexion.

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His fascinating observations on the quirkiness of the world’s infinite creations causes listeners to ponder the workings of the cosmos through the most microscopic of life forms.

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Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital inspirationdayevents.com projects include the Wayback Machine, inspirationdayevents.com and inspirationdayevents.comThis book is about life and death.

This is a book of treasuresTHE MEDUSA AND THE SNAILThe medusa is a tiny jellyfish, a parasite that lives on the surface of a sea slug found in the Bay of Naples. these two organisms depend on each other for their survival. At various stages of their lives, their roles as predator and prey ar4/5(7).The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher.

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